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While the winner ran a great race, there were quite a few horses in the race that didn't get to do their best running. My pick, Say The Word(no surprise there), never got a chance to run until the contest was decided. The jock seemed to be loaded, but his decision to save ground, always a double edged sword, had him up on heel throughout the stretch. He should get one more shot at a BC prep. I hope he gets a chance to fire his best shot.
Perfect Grace did win impressively, but for a debuting juvy to run the fastest race at the distance of three, in hand, winning by 8, I have to give KP the gold star!
Up Date 8/22/21
Brad Cox unleashed a Pioneerof the nile juvy named Matareya at Ellis this past weekend. The Godolphin owned fllly is out of a Bernardini mare. She covered the 6.5f on dirt, in 1:15 4/5, winning in gate to wire fashion.
Thanks, yes I saw that and a good mover.
Another one ran at Woodbine on turf that made me eyes bulge.
I forgot her name, I'll have to look it up. Both are on the list.
That didn't take long Cardio Princess (JPN) check that pedigree
Casse trained, Gary Barber bought out of Japan.
News feed says he won at Saratoga, that's wrong.
On Saturday, one of those MTR fillies I was raving about(Plus Chic), will run in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes. She is moving from the grass to the AW, and stretching out from 5 to 7f. Hopefully she can win this and move on to the BC!
I love to keep up with the fillies. They don't get nearly enough press. Averly Jane has a pretty impressive resume already, and not many people know of her. The Midshipman filly, out of a Richter Scale mare, is bred for speed, and she has certainly showed it so far for Wesley Ward. She is a multiple stakes winner already.
Another who is more obscure as she debuted at Colonial Downs, is Hidden Connection, by Connect, out of an Awesome Again mare. She is also very fast, but is more likely to stretch out successfully, in my opinion. She is trained by Brett Calhoun.
I have both Fillies on the list, Remember Wes Ward doesn't have many 2 yr olds
that will stretch out to be gr 1 types, If he gets one and hypes it don't discount it,
He is a very good Horseman and knows what he has.
Today 8/26 Saratoga Race 5, 2 yr old MSW one and one eighth mile dirt
8 entrants no firsters entered, Only one entered on the 2 yr old list #8 Keepcalmcarryon 5-2
2nd choice Pletcher/ JV , Morning line favorite Rattle N Roll 2-1, has about the same speed figures
Tom Amoss has #6 Dowagiac Chief 8-1, has 2 races best speed numbers in this field, not ITM
finished 4th in last 8.5 f Turf to winner Limited Liability. a shug runner on our list, 2nd Sweeping
Giant on our list, He might be considered for this race.
This starts the 2 Yr old Juv season, and maybe the derby trail.
LOve and Money racing at SAR today in riskaverse stakes.
I think there are 2 MTRs in that race, didn't have time to look at whole field